Reflection: Data Analysis Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST - Section 2: Explore


For this test, I set mastery on Mastery Connect at 90%, and near mastery at 80%.  I am very pleased to report that 88% of my students achieved mastery, 2% were near mastery, and 10% fell in the remedial category, with only 3 of those 11 students actually failing (below 70) the test. 

Reflecting on the lessons leading up to this test and the test itself, I really think the methods I use to teach this unit helped students gain a much better understanding than I have been able to achieve in the past.  (see attached smartboard notes to see how kids work out problems) Utilizing the fact that full price is 100%, and then adding or subtracting from there seemed to present less room for error.  By doing the problems this way, students are making connections within the problem.  The no calculator bar model section of the unit also, I think, helped students picture what is happening in a problem.  They are able to recognize that a bar represents a full price or amount, and when they go to solve a problem they think in their minds, would I be adding to the bar or crossing parts of it off. 

I am very pleased with my students' successes thus far...hopefully the introduction of working backwards and calculating percent change won't ruin it!

  Data Analysis: Test Reflection
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Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST

Unit 3: Percents
Lesson 10 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to solve a variety of percent application problems.

Big Idea: See the fruits of your labor! Students will showcase their understanding of percent on this application test!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, percent, tax, discount, simple interest, markup, markdown, 7th grade
  60 minutes
2013 04 12 08 27 29
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